AydinZ71 Posted May 3, 2021 Author Share Posted May 3, 2021 (edited) 1 hour ago, JMortensen said: Was thinking my first set from GC in '95 or so had 5" adjusters. Just to clarify. Looks to me like you might run the spring to the bottom of the adjuster without getting the ride height you want. You could grind the perch off of the strut tube, but that's a hassle. The other solution is to run a shorter spring. Shortest spring that doesn't coil bind is always the best choice because it's lighter and it will resist bending sideways when it compresses. I started off with 10's, worked down to 8's and now run 7's, but I also have super stiff springs and run very low, so don't need 6" of travel. Just checked, and they are 8" springs. Rear's are 300lb, fronts are 350. The strut is sitting pretty high at the moment (control arms nearly level), so I will put some wheels on just to check ride height. If I understand correctly, the overall height of the assembled strut is ultimately set by the height of the shock? I am using 8310-1437's all around. The spring is snug in top spring perch, so lowering the adjuster anymore will just unseat the spring under no load. A little irritated at the moment since I provided GC all my specs so not sure what went wrong. I am a total suspension newbie, so il chalk this up to experience. Fingers crossed my only problem is the 1.5" of collar rising above the gland nut, since that is pretty easy to solve. Otherwise, I'm more worries about the combination of the shock length with an 8" spring. As you said, if it sits too high now I need to go with a shorter spring (damn). Diff is in, so il add some weight to the trunk to simulate fuel and axles. Still, brakes, steering is all apart so not sure how to release the pre-load pressure (in the direction of camber) on the tires so she will sit higher when I lower her in the garage then she will after a drive. thanks again for all your help! EDIT: threw a wheel on and snapped a pic before I put on the ground. Edited May 3, 2021 by AydinZ71 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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